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GREAT IDEA: Have a Downsizing Party

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GREAT IDEA: Have a Downsizing Party

January 22,2020 Mary Lynne Murray 0 comments

Have a downsizing party

In the article Couple find novel way to downsize after 45 years in the same house, author Petula Dvorak reports on a different approach to clearing out all the clutter:

“All day long on a Saturday, people came in and out of Karen and Fritz Mulhauser’s cozy, Capitol Hill rowhouse in Washington and cleaned them out. Guests walked out with canvas bags and boxes bulging with mugs, pots and pans, dishes, candles and tablecloths. The Mulhausers were delighted.

Introducing the downsizing party.

Instead of leaving the books, old candelabras, collections of seasonal table linens, Mali baskets and Tibetan singing bowls — among mounds of other treasures — to be picked over by strangers at an estate sale, this aging couple decided to take a different approach to the onerous predicament of modern overabundance.

They sent out invitations, served food, and poured mimosas into 200 champagne flutes that said ‘Happy 60th Karen’ (she just turned 77; they’ve been gathering dust for years) while people they’ve known during their 45 years in Washington, D.C., came over and took their stuff.”

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